Monday, April 20, 2015

Win a $93 Yoola Design Wire Crochet Swarovski Earrings Kit

By on Monday, April 20, 2015 105 Comments

I love the look of knitted or crochet wire jewelry. My effort with small metal knitting needles was fine except I was gritting my teeth right through the entire project because of the metal against metal. Wire crochet is a safer bet and will save my teeth. Israeli designer, Yael of Yoola Design has a unique technique and tool system to enable - with practice - even crochet stitches. It is difficult to crochet with fine wire otherwise.


She is back with another super giveaway! This time for her new design, a complete kit which includes a DVD tutorial.


The kit includes wire spools, 0.6 mm crochet hook, DVD tutorial, gold filled or sterling silver ear wires and the tool to make the earrings.

There is a choice of crystal colors although the wire spool colors may vary depending on stock.
It does take a fair amount of practice to really get the hang of this technique.  Yoola also has an active Facebook group where you can share your creations and get support as shown with this capture from her video tip on how to get even tension.



I actually bought her plastic loom set and some fine crochet hooks a while ago.  You can make a tube rather like Viking knit and draw them through a drawplate to narrow them down.  The benefit of this technique though is the ability to use a continuous length of wire.  You have to work with lengths of wire with Viking knit.

What I used for my ring
Although I am a total novice with this technique, I was able to give it a go and managed to complete a simple ring.  I used my own 28G wire to create a strip 5 stitches wide on the mid size round loom. My initial attempts with the 0.6 mm hook were a bit of a struggle.

I was visiting family at the time. My mother, who is far more experienced with crochet than I am, looked over my shoulder and said 3 helpful words, "Use bigger hook"!  So I did. I practiced with a 2.4 mm and then dropped it down to a 1.4 mm before moving to the 0.6 mm hook.

There are 2 basic actions to the technique.  One is drawing the wire through the loom and then through the wire loops. It is tricky for a beginner to use a 0.6 mm because the hook is so small.


The second part of the technique involves removing the hook from the wire and then poking the hook through the drawn loop. This sets the loop size. The fine 0.6 mm hook will create smaller loops. I also noticed this action hardened the wire nicely.


I spliced the ends of the finished strip together and wired in a Kazuri and small black buttons, My stitches were far from even - but it actually looks better in real life than in this photograph.
I love how well the wider band supports the Kazuri button. It is comfortable to wear and this ring is going nowhere but straight into my jewelry box!!


Giveaway
One lucky winner of this giveaway will win Yael's Wire Crochet Swarovski Crystal Earrings Kit worth $93.

If you'd like to be that winner, then have a go at winning the above  kit, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog. Please also share which other kits or patterns might be your favorite in the comments.

Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is international.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, April 27, 2015. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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105 comments:

  1. Would be cool to win this! Looks interesting to try. The crystals and finished earrings are gorgeous!
    datmine2009@hotmail.com

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  2. Sign me up for this one! I also like Yoola's flat spiral earrings.
    linda linebaugh linebaugh@comcast.net

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  3. I would love an opportunity to win one of these wire crochet kits. Having used the conventional hook in the past, I am most interested in Yoola's creation. I am a particular fan of bracelets....

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  4. This looks like so much fun! The ring looks great! Would love to try it!
    Denise Kunz

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  5. I live to crochet. I love wire work winning would help me tomb one these two loves using Yoola's instructions.

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  6. I would love to win this tool kit. I do wire crochet and though i am getting used to not having consistent sized loops this would be a marvellous tool to feed my perfectionist tendency.

    www.mhotistudio.ca

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  7. Glenda RutherfordApril 20, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    I love the earrings!! Very different.
    Glenda
    pglenda@yahoo.com

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  8. I love wire jewelry and crochet! What a mingling of two favorite hobbies! Would love to try this out!

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  9. I've been drooling over Yola's designs & kits for a while now but have yet made the plunge to buy a kit. This giveaway would get me started on a technique that looks so intriguing & addictive.

    If I could pick a kit from Yoola's Etsy shop it would be either the Extended Starter Kit (it would give me LOTS of practice!) or the DIY Jewelry Kit.

    Pearl, I'm a blog subscriber & follow you on Facebook & always look forward to what you have to share with us.

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  10. Would love to win this. I bought the tutorial for the lampshades but failed miserably.

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  11. I've been a blog subscriber for a long time and rarely enter your contests, but this one I would love to win.
    I've tried wire crochet in the past but it wasn't a success. Thanks for the tip about the hook size.
    I also like the infinity necklace, bubble beads and lamp shade patterns.

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  12. I would love to win this, the ring are gorgeous! I been waiting to long to learn crochet. I am a blog subscriber.

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  13. I a ma follower of Yoola's creations and kits and loves the work she does. But my attempts to try the ring technique have flopped maybe because I dont have the loom she uses. So I would love to try this once again if I get a set

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  14. This kit looks phenomenal and Yael has definitely come up with an innovating product that should, with a bit of practice, take the frustration out of wire crochet.

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  15. I love viking knit and this looks like it would be a whole lot easier. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  16. I would love to learn how to do this technique! It's gorgeous and looks so luxe!

    Jane
    Jtodvm@gmail.com

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  17. gorgeous - would love to give it a try
    dmcclane@comcast.net

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  18. Mememe please - I'd love to learn her techniques and want especially to make one of her bracelets - will start with a ring happily :)

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  19. Would love to win this!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  20. I have been drooling over Yoola's kits for years! I really need to splurge on her complete kit package. Please enter me to win! VanessaEverest@gmail.com

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  21. I've been following Yoola for a couple of years and love the organic shapes the crocheting technique achieves. I would love to learn how to do this! yazberry.fashion @ gmail I follow beadinggem on Facebook & Pinterest. Thanks :)

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  22. I soooo want this!!!!
    marybethbradley50@yahoo.com

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  23. I would love to win this kit. It is Beautiful.Thank you!

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  24. I love to win this giveaway. I wire crochet some jewelry but want to try this technique. It's look gorgeous.
    I'm a suscriber.
    linda
    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  25. I also shared and and opened an blog acct please notify me by:
    marybethbradley50@yahoo.com

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  26. Would love to learn how to use wire in crochet. I do a lot of it with thread but never tried it with wire.

    Andree

    andree.caron@yahoo.ca

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  27. I would love to win this !
    The infinity necklace is particularly beautiful too.

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  28. Thank you for the chance to win. I am always admiring Yoola's designs. I love the new pearl earrings that she has out. I think that one of my favorite patterns that she has is the potion charm! I am hoping that she puts out patterns for the Swarovski ring and drop earrings that I see! (kateyhbf@gmail.com)

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  29. I Tweeted about the giveaway (@kateyhbf) (kateyhbf@gmail.com)

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  30. I subscribed to your blog (kateyhbf@gmail.com)

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  31. I am not very good at crochet as I am left handed, but I would still love to have a go.
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  32. I LOVE THIS! It reminds me of Viking Knit (which I love) and what I believe is called "Spool Knitting"? I would love to add this technique to the many others that I've been practicing. Maybe I'll even perfect this one!! I also am a member...Priscilla

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  33. I have done weaving with the wire but haven't tried crocheting with it yet. Looks interesting.

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  34. OOH, Just what I need! I've been admiring the look of crochet jewelry, but didn't know where to start. This would be perfect for me.

    suelacroix@gmail.com

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  35. So lovely and looks very challenging for me but would love to try this technique. Thank you for a chance to win this SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL EARRINGS KIT.-patricia@savage.ca

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  36. Hi Pearl,

    This would be brilliant to win, I've so wanted to try this technique. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Cheers

    victoria_farrell at hotmail.com

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  37. I would love to win this. I love her pod shapes and have been following Yoola for several years. Didn't she also have a shape like a pear? And I love her lamp shades! pamela.takeshige@gmail.com

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  38. I would love to win this. I've tried wire crochet and haven't been real successful. This might help. I would love to know how to make a bracelet with this type of work.

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  39. I tweeted about your giveaway and her great work.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/590334156032249856

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  40. This looks like lots of fun and a totally new technique to play with.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    doinwire at gmail dot com
    Sue : )

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  41. I would very much like to try this! Looks interesting & fun! I'd like to start with the starter kit! Iam also a blog follower! Thanks for the contest!

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  42. I also tweeted about this and shared on Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest!

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  43. I am fairly new to wirework but I seem to be a fast learner! I think this would aid in my learning!

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  44. I'm so eager to try Yoola's method and I love the look of her jewelry. I'd love to get the Extended Starter Kit. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Alikat2004 on Ravelry.com

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  45. I wish i can win this kit...without this kit its not possible to make wire jewellery... I love yoola designs... She has amazing jewellery and technique.

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  46. Love to win this. I can't even crochet with yarn. Hope this kit will help me to start another jewelry line. I am blog subscriber.
    http://abcoraldesign.etsy.com

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  47. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win and try to make so lovely pieces of jewelry.

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  48. I'm a Inoreader(RSS Feed) subscriber.

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  49. I love Yoola's creations and kits!
    Really would love to win this!! Thank you for the hope and opportunity!

    Flávia Aubert
    fmga@uol.com.br

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  50. Splendid kit, I'd absolutely l love to try it out!
    Your ring looks fantastic :-)
    Happy email subscriber : deb_oro@yahoo.gr
    Shared on Google + as DESPINA VENETI, on Pinterest: https://gr.pinterest.com/pin/282600945344138193/ and 9n Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/DESPINA_VNT/status/590451844918464512
    Thank you very much,
    Despina
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  51. I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance! Linda

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  52. I love her work! I have her basic kit, and while it Does take a biut of work to figure it out ( & there are video tutorials to help) it still take Practice! BUT I LOVE it! Hope I win!
    Uniquelyphyllis@outlook.com - Florida - USA

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  53. I would love to win this! I have tried Yoola's technique, but indeed it takes lots of practice :) One of my favorite designs is the Cleopatra cuff, so chic whynotisabella@gmail.com

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  54. I have been a wire crochet fan for a long time.I love Yoola's designs! The kit is gorgeous.I would very much like to be the lucky one to win!

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  55. I've been interested in Yoola's creations for some time.

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  56. Hi please can I be entered in your competition. I love Yoola designs and have tried wire crochet without success; the tool that comes with the kit looks like it might be helpful. I love to complete the earrings. I love the wide cuffs but cant crochet wire in rows at all.
    Ps love your blog and have learnt a lot of techniques from you.
    Danella from England
    danellahull@gmail.com

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  57. I love Yael, her designs and this technique. I have recently started trying her patterns and would love to expand my toolkit! Keeping my fingers crossed! :)

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  58. Yael, your work is so beautiful, and even - I'm trying very hard to achieve the same result. Would love to try with the crystals.

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  59. Hello,
    I would like to win this kit. I'm a big fan of Yolla's creations for many years.
    Anna
    asyrri@gmail.com

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  60. Love it ! I like the bracelet kit as well
    I think this jewelry is beautiful
    Odettealfaro@shaw.ca

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  61. I love the kits, makes it so much easier. I've been falling her blog and FB page for a long time. I like something in earrings. Thanks so much.
    Muttilouthomas@gmail.com

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  62. I absolutely love Yoola designs - I have purchased many kits and receive many compliments on items I have made! Love Love Love!!

    jandrperry@charter.net

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  63. I have to start out by saying I love your site. It actually helped me get started making jewelry many years ago and now it is my passion. Thank you for that.

    Wow, what an awesome giveaway, I had to share with all my friends on all the social networking sites! I simply love all of Yoola's designs. She is so talented! I love how the crystal and wire are used to create different textures which in turn create a flawless design. I actually spent over a hundred dollars on her kit along with some patterns about a year ago. I was so excited to receive the kit, however I was able to try it once and then my son got his hands on it and I never saw it again,lol. I would love to try my hand at it once more. Thank you for this great opportunity.

    Best,
    Rebecca Bruno
    paperxpressions@gmail.com

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  64. I wasn't familiar with this designer. Thank you for the introduction. I love to crochet with wire and want to learn to wrap the stones.

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  65. Ooooh.. that looks so interesting.. would love to win this kit.
    carolhettenbach@msn.com

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  66. I bought some of her tutorials, and would love to try with her kits. Thank you. yufang_chen@hotmail.com

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  67. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a teenager. I still have several very small steel crochet hooks that she gave me. This kit would be a wonderful addition to my crochet skillset and I love the beads/cabachons and wire included. Thanks for the opportunity! My contact info is pattygamin@yahoo.com

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  68. Want to win! karjacks@centurytel.net

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  69. me too, me too!!! I adore Yoola's ideas and creations!!!
    nzhuikova@sunrise.ch

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  70. I first saw this talented lady's designs when looking for info on wire crochet. This led me to Yoola's you-tube fascinating video. I have been wanting to try her technique and using her innovative looms but haven't done so yet. This posting has reminded me how much I would like to try making something with this technique. The earring kit looks like a great introduction to Yoola's method.
    Lorraine Gonda
    lorgonda@yahoo.com

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  71. Lovely kit. I have just got the Starter Rings and a PDF pattern. Maybe I should just practice a bit, but then this kit would be wonderful to win.
    gj.smykker@gmail.com

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  72. I am loving the crystals to add to the weave. I also like that it has a tutorial available to help out- I would need the help and practice.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  73. Wonderful kit! I have one of the looms - it makes it so easy to make a tube necklace and bracelet. I would love to win this to expand my skills!
    reikilise@gmail.com

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  74. I love Yoola's Designs! This is a wonderful giveaway!
    Mariac0215@yahoo.com

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  75. I love to wire crochet and the instructions and tutorials that come with Yoola's kits make it so easy to take your skills to a whole new level. I enjoyed using one of her kits to make a bangle and would now like to move on to making earrings and rings. jmarsz@earthlink.net

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  76. Very well-written review. I especially like your mother's suggestion. I'd love to try Yoola's tools, also, to make beautiful jewelry.

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  77. This would be awesome to win. These earrings are beautiful. I also really like the cuff bracelets on her website. What a great look - very modern.

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  78. I've been admiring Yael's work for years! I like her bubble beads and drops that could be made into earrings and other fun jewelry. I've always wanted to have a kit to try it out.

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  79. I love yoola's design puyatian@yahoo.com

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  80. I can't find the entry form. I this post will count as an entry, my email address iss lindaesutton61@gmail.com.

    (via facebook)

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  81. i love it, as with all the great things you offer giveaway competitions for! would be very lucky to win. my email is retro-grrl@hotmail.com :)

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  82. Would love to win this. Thank you!!!! (gabrianna8@hotmail.com)

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  83. Hi,

    I'd love to win this. I have already tried her cuff (crocheted too tight!) and her puffed heart (which was a success! ). I have to say that I loved making the heart - it was a bit fiddly but so satisfying once I finished it.

    Linda

    oriyum@yahoo.co.uk

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  84. It is not easy to crochet with fine wire, and I find a Yoola's wire crochet system, is a really enable form to create beautiful jewelry.
    My grandmother taught me to crochet, I remember she always said with patience and practice we can get it.
    So...as in almost everything...this is that! Whit patience, practice and the help of her technique we can make beautiful crochet jewelry designs.

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  85. Would like to learn this skill. Winning is a bonus! Also looks like her Yoola “Sapphire” DIY Wire Crochet Kit wth Tutorials and Supplies is great place to start.
    mbatraks@sympatico.ca

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  86. I am a big fan of yoola. I have made her sunburst and heart necklaces. Lipid31@gmail.com

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  87. love this jewelry
    trish128@gmail.com

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  88. I would love to learn this skill.What a beautiful way to start. Campbell.jj@outlook.com

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  89. Yoola's design with the Swarovski crystals is beautiful. I do crochet, but wire crochet sounded complicated. Seeing how it's done with the loom looks intriguing. And love your button ring, Pearl.

    by e-mail

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  90. How very cool! I love to crochet, and have been trying different things with beads and yarn...would love to try this new kit! I wear earrings every day and love to be flashy!

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  91. I'm trying to keep my mind clear by beading. This looks like a new product for me to try.

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  92. I'd love to try this, and her pomegranates and cuff bracelets are also to die for. Here's hoping!...
    lionewe@gmail.com

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  93. Thank you I would love to enter. I am a blog subscriber.
    Jandmmarshall at aol dot com xxxx

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  94. I love to try to make this:)
    I also loved the "Raspberry Agate Marquise necklace"

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  95. I love this :)
    trudeelinhope@gmail.com

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  96. woww !! this is so beautiful I can't believe that the technique creat such a classic jewelry !! it is look so royalty <3 and I wish to win this awesome kit and to be able make this art and give it to one (randome) lucky lady in the hospital (department of cardiology) next to my house,only to make someone happy - it worth the winning !! thank you and good luck , jasmine (jasmin_2011@walla.com)

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  97. Hi again , and after a look at yael website i'll be more then happay to try the infinity necklace !! ( i forgot to mention this in my previous comment )
    thanks , jasmin ( jasmin_2011@walla.com)

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  98. What a wonderful idea! I have not seen this before and would very much like to win the kit and try it. It really looks like it would be fun to do too.

    Thanks! (bgraham1@dejazzd.com)

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  99. This kit is ingenious. Please enter me to win it. I do not have a blog so here is my contact information. kathy@beadify.com

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  100. Elizabeth HaskellMay 14, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Hello, first i would like to say thank you for doing this contest for us. I was on etsy looking around craft items and saw the yoola Wire crochet tool ISK invisible spool knitting starter tool set, looked awesome so i researched it more then came here to this blog site to enter this phenomenal contest. I would love to become a blog subscriber, facebook follower, and also will shout out for you. I am new to this so just point me in the right direction and i will sign up. I am ill so doing jewlery with my hands is also helping me of my arthritis, and keeps my mind off the pain. I make flowers and butterflys for people that are ill or depressed but i also keep some for myself. I really would be interested also in the kit for making bracelets and rings. I can be reached at huggles777@yahoo.com. I love to hug and snuggle so i put them together for my nickname. Smiles and hugs you thank you again for this contest, please enter me in it.

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    1. Holly did. I alwasy announce on the blog a week later. http://www.beadinggem.com/2015/04/winner-of-yoola-designs-93-wire-crochet.html

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